I graduated from New England Deaconess Hospital as an RN in 1955.
In that same year I married Norman, who is from Easthampton, Massachusetts.
My early years I spent at home with four children. Then I worked from 1967 to 1983 at a local community hospital as a medical-surgical nurse, trained at Joslin Clinic
to become a diabetes teaching nurse, and took various courses at local community colleges. I worked for six months in the Ob-Gyn unit and loved it but left to become Director of Nurses at the local retirement home, staying there until my own retirement in 1998. During that time I became certified in the specialty of gerontology.
I have been active in a church choir for forty-five years, served on many church boards, was a Sunday School teacher and a Superintendent of the Sunday School, and taught sex education classes in the community.
We have taken tours of Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and within our own country. In retirement I have been active in part-time nursing, church work, the church choir, the Council on Aging, and the TRIAD council. Hobbies include line dancing, writing poetry, and performing with a handbell choir.
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